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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Three Year Wax system?

I wash and wax once a year whether they need them or not. Now Rust-oleum has a synthetic electrofusion wax system that claims up to three years protection with a superior shine. One $20 application dose good for one vehicle available at Wal-mart. May save me two years worth of waxing......I'll let you know in three years!


Bright Sun out today and I can see what a difference a red pinstripe makes on my black vehicle with a Redline package.....much more eye catching match than by black on my tri-white Traverse.
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Will be interesting to see... most of the detailing forums seem to recommend at least once a year with the high end sealants (I use Opti-Seal and top with Collinite 845 twice a year). Still waiting for these products to get enough years under their belt to know whether they work or not... plus I need to use up my Opti-Seal! That little bottle has lasted me 5 years...

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"electrofusion" wax system :-)

Gotta love marketing!
I wonder if you need to hook up two electrical cables, one to the cars body, and another to the applicator pad, to create a DC potential; to make the wax "fuse" to the paint?

I have been having good luck with the ceramic products from Adam's polishes
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I would think a ceramic (Adams Spray Ceramic is very easy to use) would be a better option. Anything that has real wax will break down. My thought is this is really a polymer with some additives that donít breakdown as fast.

Interested to see how to water beads after you use it. Any chance for a pic?
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As for ceramic products:

2.5 years ago we coated my new commuter car (Chevy Volt), with the original Adams liquid ceramic, and it is still beading up very well.
And...this coming weekend I intend to start the entire prep process, to coat our new Traverse with the newer (easier to use) Adams spray ceramic.
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I would think a ceramic (Adams Spray Ceramic is very easy to use) would be a better option. Anything that has real wax will break down. My thought is this is really a polymer with some additives that donít breakdown as fast.

Interested to see how to water beads after you use it. Any chance for a pic?
There are some interesting articles/videos out there... apparently beading is really not a measure of how good the coating is, sheeting is more important but people bought into the marketing hype of beading and use it as some sort of metric...


Not to say I don't love the beading on a freshly waxed car, not much is better. But I like it even more when the water sheets off quickly and doesn't stay on the car.
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-2012 Silverado LS 4.8 4WD EC
-2011 Rogue SL AWD
-2006 Accord Sedan EX-L K24 5MT
-2012 Tacoma DCSB V6 6MT 4WD
-2011 Civic Si Sedan
-2001 Pathfinder VQ35 5MT 4WD
-1997 Pathfinder VG33 4AT 4WD
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There are some interesting articles/videos out there... apparently beading is really not a measure of how good the coating is, sheeting is more important but people bought into the marketing hype of beading and use it as some sort of metric...





Not to say I don't love the beading on a freshly waxed car, not much is better. But I like it even more when the water sheets off quickly and doesn't stay on the car.


This is true, lots of folks donít know the difference. As long as there at hydroponics at work itís all good. Getting liquid off the car is first priority.
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Dealer wants $600 for ceramic.....this Factor 4 is $20. Certainly not making a direct comparison with ceramic, but for $20 and a few hours work it is worth a shot. Major complaints from users is the caution not to use car washes on the finish.......didn't matter to me, haven't used them in the past 50 years, ever since one put a racking scratch along the length of my Nova.



Took three times as long to apply with first wash/charge then wait to air dry rinse then dry then synthetic wax etc as the standard wipe on Turtle Ice used on the roof for comparison. First wash/charge easily removed the bugs and road tar and dried flat with no beading. After rinse and dry the second paste wnet on easily, dried in a few minutes and was easily removed. Panels came out really slick and glossy. Deep gloss look reminds me of the old two stage "Blue Coral" finish of the 60s which was a lot more trouble to apply.



As if on cue a bird flew off my roof and accommodated me with a "cookie" on the hood....slid right off. Time will tell if it is worth the claims or was worth the trouble to apply.

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I never believed that a wax can last for 3 years. One year is making more sense to me. I am still sticking to my nu finish since it was introduced in the market. Cannot remember how long but same receipe and bottle.

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As for ceramic products:

2.5 years ago we coated my new commuter car (Chevy Volt), with the original Adams liquid ceramic, and it is still beading up very well.
And...this coming weekend I intend to start the entire prep process, to coat our new Traverse with the newer (easier to use) Adams spray ceramic.

cuzed2 - can you give a link to the Adams product you ordered? Also, I read on their web page that the spray-on last 6-8 months - did you use a different product on your Volt to get 2.5 years?

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